An evening to laugh and support each other
Opinion from Curve Magazine and the Rainbow Seniors editor
On June 16th in New York City, Levity & Justice for All will provide a stage for the political humor and sharp wit of an all-star line-up of lesbian comics—at the expense of anti-LGBTQ politicians, including the Republican presidential candidates.
Kate Clinton will host the event, a first-of-its-kind comedy benefit for LPAC, the nation’s only lesbian super PAC.
Headliners include Rosie O’Donnell, Kate Clinton, Billie Jean King, Cameron Esposito, and special musical guest BETTY.
For those of you in the Berkshires who follow such things, you know that many of the headliners are no stranger to our area. BETY and Cameron Esposito have performed at MASS MoCA, Kate Clinton has played the Colonial and other Berkshire venues, and Judy Gold brought her one woman show to the Williamstown Theatre Festival not so very long ago.
But now it’s time for all of us in the LGBTQ community to come together to make our voices heard in the 2016 election. The Lesbian Political Action Committee has endorsed Hillary Clinton. And there is a major evening of lesbian activism in the form of a fundraising laugh fest at Town Hall in New York City. Ladies, get out your wallets, and Gents, do the same!
LPAC Executive Director, Beth Shipp said, “Watching the news and seeing what some candidates like Donald Trump are saying, you’d think that the entire 2016 election cycle is a bad sitcom. The sad truth is that the 2016 cycle is no joke. We face candidates across the country, including those running for president, who have no respect for women or our LGBTQ community. Levity & Justice for All will celebrate the political voices, humor, and activism of LGBTQ women, inspiring and motivating those in attendance to actively participate in the 2016 election.”
Levity & Justice For All will take place during LGBT Pride Month. Funds raised will be used for political education, organizing, and mobilization efforts to support LPAC endorsed candidates.
When: Thursday June 16, 2016, 7:30PM
Where: The Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St. New York City